President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2011 for the Department of Health and Human Services, including NIH and NLM. The budget provides a $1 billion increase for NIH and a $21 million increase for NLM. While the CDC’s total FY 2011 budget request shows a $100 million increase, the funding for CDC’s core programs actually received a $132 million cut. The vast majority of CDC’s programs were either cut or level funded.
Prepared from statements by Health and Information Counsel to MLA and American Public Health Association.
From MLA HQ:
Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington reports that yesterday evening the Senate passed the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations package by voice vote. This spending measure increases the annual budgets for many federal health and education programs. Upon enactment, the National Institutes of Health will receive a $938 million funding increase to bring the agency’s total level of support up to $30.3 billion. Read more» » »
This alert was issued on March 5 about last night’s anticipated vote. According to the New York Times, the Senate failed to pass the bill last night, but may try again next week.
From the Medical Library Association Information Issues and Policy Coordinator:
Ensure passage of the FY 2009 omnibus appropriations package and
increase federal public health funding.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has expressed concern that there are not enough votes yet in the Senate to pass the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill (H.R. 1105). He also has indicated that if the Senate does not approve the omnibus tonight, Congress will extend the continuing resolution (CR) through the remainder of FY 2009. The CR is presently level-funding federal public health initiatives at their FY 2008 level.
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The $787 billion economic stimulus bill approved by Congress will, for the first time, provide substantial amounts of money for the NIH and for related Health Concerns which were highlighted in the stimulus package summary previously presented.
Included in this Omnibus package is the FY 2009 Labor-HHS-Educations Appropriations bill. Currently, most Federal health and education programs are funded at their FY 2008 levels by a continuing resolution (CR) that will expire on March 6. Recognizing that the CR is set to expire, it is likely that appropriators will work to advance this legislation in the near future. Below are the preliminary details on the funding within this package.
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